ASK about the species and sequencing.
CHAT in a 30 minute text chat with the species champion.
VOTE for a species to be sequenced for the first time ever!
OTTERLY DELIGHTED to be here with you today - please vote for me! I'd be FURRY HAPPY to be sequenced!
Hard to say - maybe around 12,000. Knowing the genome will help us find this out!
Ca. 2.5 Gb
This was so long ago, I don't remember who that ancestor was. My mommy says it was probably a little weasel-like animal that lived more than 80 million years ago.
I should be sequenced because...: Protecting otters, at the top of the food chain, helps us protect the whole freshwater system.